Firing squads, despite the optics, may actually be less barbaric than other methods, according to those who have looked at the data. Some critics say it also could expose what some call hypocrisy in Americans' attitudes toward the death penalty.
In the past three days, three unarmed black men in three cities were shot by police. In two out of three cases, the shootings will be examined by an outside investigator as jurisdictions try to instill greater accountability.
Friend of the court legal briefs supporting same-sex marriage were filed at the US Supreme Court Friday by more than 70 groups representing hundreds of individuals from across the political, religious, and business spectrum.
In the wake of a federal report on police in Ferguson, Mo., some are musing about what, exactly, the role of police in America is. Many officers indicate they’d welcome more clarity on what they're expected to do.
If the Supreme Court rules against the current implementation of subsidies, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle would be hard-pressed to forge a path that would avoid leaving millions of Americans uncovered.
The attorney representing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the federal death penalty trial told jurors that her client had participated in the bombing attacks on the Boston Marathon under his older brother's 'special kind of influence.'
Alabama's high court halted gay marriage, in defiance of a federal court ruling. Rebuffing federal interference in state affairs, historians say, may be as important to officials as defending traditional marriage.
Obama administration warns of 'massive damage' to health-care system if the Supreme Court rules against Obamacare. Meanwhile, Republicans pledge generous federal subsidies to prevent major disruption, if needed.
The LAPD fatally shot a homeless man on Sunday, in an incident captured on at least one body camera worn by police. High-profile shootings last year have provided some indications of how video may, or may not, factor in a case.
Arizona voters took redistricting out of the hands of their state legislators and gave it to an independent commission. But on Monday, Supreme Court justices questioned the constitutionality of that move.